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    Admissions How Competitive is Admissions to UCSB CCS Physics Program?

    Hello Sigma Freud, Seeing as no one else is responding here's my $0.02 I applied and was accepted to CCS but did not end up going. Regarding the application, yes there is a separate one. Most of the information you need to know can be easily found by a quick google. I think they redid their...
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    Schools College choice: UCSB or Cambridge?

    This is a little old, but if the OP is still deciding (or for future reference to others in a similar situation), here is my two cents: Choose Cambridge. End of story. Why would you pay the extra $40k a year? Let's say that you didn't get the scholarship, or your family is so wealthy that...
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    Schools Is finishing college in three years bad for graduate school?

    I am pursuing physics, probably something like condensed matter or biophysics. But I believe graduate schools don't need you to specialize while applying, or only indicate a general area of interest. (is this true?)
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    Schools Is finishing college in three years bad for graduate school?

    I'm curious as to whether completing one's undergraduate studies faster is a disadvantage for applying to graduate school. While there are many reasons to stay the full four years, many also have real reasons to finish earlier (financial concerns being a main one). I'm going to assume that all...
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    Funding for a PhD (in UK)

    I have a related question for f59toli or anyone else who is familiar with graduate education in the UK. I have heard that most science PhD students in the UK are funded. Is this true for international students as well, or only for UK and EU students? For example, Cambridge offers automatic...
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    Programs Go to Oxford or stay in the US for undergraduate degree?

    IGU, I know what you are saying. My point was that I don't think the US and UK systems aren't too different in that universities in both have similar lectures and labs, and the purpose of a university is, as you said, to provide structure through those.
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    Programs Go to Oxford or stay in the US for undergraduate degree?

    Thanks for the replies so far. I did think about the difference in terms of the education systems and tutorials, etc. My conclusion is that I don't really have a preference and the similarities are probably greater than the differences, i.e. most of the learning is still through lectures and...
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    Programs Go to Oxford or stay in the US for undergraduate degree?

    Hello, I am a high school senior in the US who was recently admitted to read physics at Oxford. Since my eventual goal is to get a PhD at a top university in the US, I'm not sure whether to go or not. In terms of education received and research opportunities I don't think there will be a...
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